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Facility Operations Manager, Third Party Data Center (English)



Saint-Ghislain, Belgium
Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2023


Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience in Critical Facility Operation Management.
  • Ability to speak and write in English fluently.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience working in data center environments (e.g., building and operating infrastructure).
  • Experience with managing and executing initiatives in a global environment.
  • Ability to perform operational assessments and risk analysis of third-party sites.
  • Ability to forecast resource requirements.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.

About the job

The Data Center team designs and operates some of the most sophisticated electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and HVAC systems in the world. Facility Technicians at Google data centers operate, monitor and support physical facilities conditions. Some duties will include heating and cooling of air and water, power supply, generators, UPS systems, electrical distribution and control and monitoring systems. You regularly help inspect, maintain and repair various data center systems such as piping and non-critical electrical or mechanical system components). You'll provide daily assistance to senior technicians as you read blueprints or schematics, conduct tours of systems, and assess their working order.

You will develop creative approaches to reducing operational costs while improving overall data center efficiency. You ensure that environmental and safety standards are consistently met, identifying problems and making repairs quickly In emergency situations or abnormal conditions, you manage data center performance issues and outages to minimize the recovery time from failures.

As an Operations Manager, you will partner with the Google data center engineering team, hardware operations, network infrastructure, and third party data center extended workforce. You will focus on operability, maintainability, and reliability. In this role, you will be the advocate of the operations organization, and ensure operability, maintainability, and reliability.

Behind everything our users see online is the architecture built by the Technical Infrastructure team to keep it running. From developing and maintaining our data centers to building the next generation of Google platforms, we make Google's product portfolio possible. We're proud to be our engineers' engineers and love voiding warranties by taking things apart so we can rebuild them. We keep our networks up and running, ensuring our users have the best and fastest experience possible.


  • Support the site selection process through operational and technical knowledge.
  • Own sites facility operation within an area or region.
  • Keep stakeholders informed about current work, and discuss decisions and directions with them.
  • Act as liaison between providers and the cross-functional teams of stakeholders.

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We welcome and encourage people who are expecting and/or parents-to-be to apply to this or any other role at Google.

Google is a global company and, in order to facilitate efficient collaboration and communication globally, English proficiency is a requirement for all roles.